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Solved Cannot Create Recovery Drive in Windows 8.1

bas11

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Seasons Greetings all,

I’ve tried to search other related posts on creating a recovery drive in Windows 8.1 but was not able to get past my current state.

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro upgraded from 8. I wanted to create a recovery drive but ran into a roadblock. Using a 64 bit ISO image I mounted, I converted the install.esd file from the “sources” folder to install.wim format. Below are two thumbnails of the command prompts. The recovery image has been registered and the location of the recovery image is now displayed but I still cannot create a Recovery Drive. The option to “Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive” is still not available.

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Any ideas on how I can fix this? I feel I may have input a wrong prompt? Should the directory have been set to somewhere else?
Currently “install.wim” is located in C:\Win81-Recovery

Does it matter if the install.esd file is located in the same folder as install.wim?

Please advise,
Thanks in advance!
Bas
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Core i7
    Memory
    12Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 635M

KYHI

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Pro User
You have a Space in your Command
C:-\Win8.1

Remove the space between C: and \Win8.1
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

bas11

New Member
Hi KYHI,

Thanks for pointing that out to me - the extra space between the part of the command that has "C:-\Win81"
So to confirm, to correct this I should redo the command prompt as follows:

Open the admin level command prompt and type: REAGENTC /SetOSImage /Path C:\Win81-Recovery\INSTALL.WIM /Index 1

Thanks Samuria for the tip to use a disk imaging software to create an image. I have downloaded Macrium Reflect free and will review how to use this in the future.

Bas
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Core i7
    Memory
    12Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 635M

KYHI

Well-Known Member
Pro User
yes run your cmd above
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

bas11

New Member
Hi KYHI,

Thanks so much! I am pleased to say your solution has resolved my issue.

Bas
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Core i7
    Memory
    12Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GT 635M

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